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Dec 13, 2011 5:30pm PST
approval of the hotly debated keystone oil pipeline to run from can did to texas. house majority leader eric cantor argued that's about cleating jobs. >> the president said he wants to make sure that we create jobs, and he wants to be there for the middle class. that's what this bill does. tens of thousands of jobs if not more. >> brown: democrats like new york's charles rangel insisted republicans are in effect holding the payroll tax cut hostage hostage to the pipeline. >> let's get rid of all the pipeline language. let's do what the bill is supposed to do, and let's not put in something that could impede the passage. >> brown: president obama had delayed a decision on the keystone pipeline until 2013. today a white house statement said he would veto the republican bill if it gets to his desk. that seemed unlikely though since senate democrats served notice they'd block the house republican measure first. in addition to the pipeline provision, democrats opposed financing the bill by raising medicare premiums for wealthier seniors and extending a pay freeze for federal workers for anot
Dec 14, 2011 5:30pm PST
that work begin on a canada-to-texas oil pipeline. democrats strongly opposed that provision, and senate majority leader harry reid said he wants to dispense with the bill quickly. >> let's get this vote over with. then we can begin serious negotiations on how to prevent a $1,000 tax hike on american families. the sooner we put this useless partisan charade behind us, the sooner we can negotiate a true, bipartisan solution that protects middle class workers. >> sreenivasan: senate minority leader mitch mcconnell blocked a quick vote on the payroll tax cut. he insisted the top priority should be to pass a trillion dollar spending bill that funds government operations through next september. >> there's agreement on the funding bill but no agreement and no plan at all on how we're going to pass the payroll tax cut extension in the senate. so we ought to finish our most immediate concern first. instead, we've wasted week after week after week. one senseless show vote after another. >> sreenivasan: if there's no action on the spending bill, the government will run out of funds and have to shu
Dec 28, 2011 5:30pm PST
with the caucuses set for tuesday. the cnn-"time" survey found mitt romney leading now, with 25%. texas congressman ron paul had 22%, after a recent surge. former pennsylvania senator rick santorum polled 16%-- three times what he had a month ago. and, newt gingrich slumped nearly 20 points in recent weeks to 14%. new turmoil erupted across syria today, as the presence of arab league peace monitors failed to stop the violence. activists reported security forces killed at least six people in the city of hama and there was word of new shootings in homs, as well. we have a report narrated by cordelia lynch of "independent television news." >> reporter: gunfire on the streets of hama as the army shoots at demonstrators. "freedom will be forever," they cry as teargas is thrown at them. closeby in homs, the monitors sent to observe are forced to dodge bullets. shortly after, their leader stated nothing frightening was happening there. but in the same city they're led as they step outside a clear view of the tanks so publicly withdrawn. yet, the protesters keen to peacefully demonstrate have little faith
Dec 30, 2011 5:30pm PST
. >> it really energizes me, the young people. >> brown: texas congressman ron paul was either tied for first or a close second. 41% in the nbc poll said his libertarian leaning makes him unacceptable. newt gingrich had been the iowa front-runner just a few weeks back but has fallen far behind. in des moines today, remembering his late mother's mental health problemes, he grew emotional. >> and my whole emphasis on brain science comes in directly from dealing with, uh-- of dealing with, you know, the real problems of real people in my family. and so it's not a theory. it's in fact, you know, my mother. >> this is very personal for me. it's not just political. it's not just public. >> brown: moment recalled hillary clinton's emotional moment just before the 2008 democratic primary in new hampshire. she went on to win there. back in iowa, former pennsylvania senator rick santorum continued pressing to add to his late surge. he's not running third. another former front-runner, texas governor rick perry, was running fourth or fifth, depending on the poll. >> the day that president obama came into
Dec 6, 2011 5:30pm PST
's now at the university of texas in austin. andrew wilder is the director of afghanistan and pakistan programs at the united states institute of peace. he has worked in both countries for more than 20 years, running humanitarian organizations and doing research. we thank you both for being with us. andrew wilder, to you first. on today's bombing. these are rare, as we said, have been years since something like this has happened in afghanistan. sectarian violence on shiites. what is the significance that it's happening now? >> as if afghanistan needed a new kind of violence. we haven't seen this kind of sectarian attack in afghanistan. it's quite frequent and common in pakistan to see this kind of attack. but not in afghanistan. that's why it's very unusual. again, a coordinated attack in three cities at the same time. really unfortunate to see this kind of sunni-she a type of violence in afghanistan. the attacks have been mostly directed at official tarring hes, military targets but not sectarian tarring hes like the shia community. >> woodruff: we reported that a pakistani sunni mili
Dec 16, 2011 5:30pm PST
to run from canada to texas. they said it would create thousands of jobs. president obama wants to delay the project for further environmental studies, but today, house speaker john boehner was adamant against waiting. >> if that bill comes over to us, we will make changes to it, and i can guarantee you that the keystone pipeline will be in there when it goes back to the united states senate. >> lehrer: democrats condemned republicans for insisting on the pipeline despite the president's opposition. house minority whip steny hoyer. >> they have added an item that the president said he's going to veto, contrary to their pledge to america, and their pledge to america said they would not add extraneous matter to must-pass bills. >> lehrer: later, a white house spokesman declined to repeat that veto threat. in case an agreement cannot be reached, there was talk of a possible plan "b"-- a two-month extension of the payroll tax cut that would come with a $40 billion price tag. >> woodruff: the next chapter in the wikileaks saga. ray suarez has our report. >> suarez: the normally tight security
Dec 20, 2011 5:30pm PST
. house democrats, like sheila jackson-lee of texas, rejected that route as risky and unnecessary. >> let me tell you what we're doing today. the washington republicans are taking a high risk gamble. this is gambling. this is throwing the dice. >> the senate stands adjourned. >> brown: for its part the senate has already left washington for a month-long holiday recess. and a spokesman for senate majority leader harry reid said we are not coming back. we are not appointing negotiators until they pass the senate compromise. adding to the stakes is the pressure to extend long-term unemployment benefits past year's end. and to waive huge cuts in medicare payments to doctors before they take effect january 18. both were in the senate bill that the house rejected today. todd, what's your reporting todd zwillich is covering the back and forth on capitol hill for "the takeaway" from public radio international and wnyc. he joins us now. tell you about what led to today's rejection of the extension by house republicans? where is the pressure coming from? >> well, the pressure really appears to be o
Dec 27, 2011 5:30pm PST
to corrale every available vote. on a bus tour of the state, texas governor rick perry talked up his achievements. he tried to regain lost ground. >> we passed record tort reform. i balanced six state budgets as the governor of the state of texas. we worked to create the best job creation environment in america. i'm a social conservative who has defended traditional marriage and protected the unborn children, including signing a budget that defunded planned parenthood. >> woodruff: michele bachmann was making ten stops on her own bus tour of the state. the minnesota congresswoman was using the week in a last attempt for momentum. she's dropped from the spotlight since winning the iowa straw poll back in august. newt gingrich also had his moment as frontrunner in iowa. but has since fallen back. in dubuque today, he played up his record as speaker of the house in the 1990s, dealing with then-president clinton. >> i was effective. i actually got the deal done. so it wasn't 112% pure. but it worked. we had a liberal democrat decide welfare reform, we had a liberal democrat deciding tax
Dec 7, 2011 5:30pm PST
democrat sherrod brown and texas republican kay bailey hutchison. >> brown: gwen ifill talks to marcia coyle from the "national law journal" over who owns montana's rivers. >> woodruff: we update the growing tensions in syria with a surprising denial of president assad that he ordered a deadly crackdown on protesters. >> brown: and censer michels reports on the discovery of a so called goldilocks planet. not too hold, not too cold, maybe just right to support life. >> it will be hard to learn too much more about the potentially habitable planets any time soon since it's 600 light years away. >> woodruff: that's all ahead on tonight's naur. major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: ♪ ♪ moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. and by the alfred p. sloan foundation. supporting science, technology, and improved economic performance and financial literacy in the 21st century. and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions
Dec 20, 2011 7:00pm EST
25 from santa fe north into colorado. texas authorities say they've rescued at least 100 stranded motorists. as the storm pushed off to the east, that snow turned to rain. the only good news about this system, scott, is that it brought much-needed moisture to drought-ridden parts of oklahoma and texas. >> pelley: cynthia, how are the roads now? >> reporter: the roads in central kansas are fine, now the west near the colorado border the interstates are now opening but a lot of the u.s. highways are still closed due to that heavy snowfall you talked about. >> pelley: cynthia, thank you. overseas thousands of women took to the streets of cairo today in what may have been the biggest women's demonstration in egypt's history sparked by recent attacks on women by egyptian soldiers. in one attack, a woman in muslim dress was half stripped, beaten and kicked. late tonight, egypt's ruling military council put out an apology. as north korea mourned today, its new leader appeared in public for the first time since his father's sudden death. kim jong-un paid his respects at a mausoleum where
Dec 21, 2011 7:00pm EST
at fort hood, texas. >> reporter: it's the day 20-year-old brittany hampton has been waiting for. how you feeling today? >> excited. really excited. >> reporter: the day her husband returns home to her and her two girls, four-month-old aubrey and two-year-old sophia. >> who is coming hom today? >> daddy. >> i love my girls to death but it is so hard doing it all on your own. >> reporter: the family hung welcome signs and will greet their father in their sunday best. james hampton has been in iraq since february. >> you're so proud. you're overjoyed. like, they're doing something so-- so courageous, and just-- you know, you couldn't-- you couldn't ask for a better man. >> reporter: not far away, the thomas boys were a little less cieptive than the hampton girls in their preparations to see their dad. erica thomas' husband, captain darren thomas, has done four tours in iraq. so this is kind of an early christmas present for you. >> it sure is. it's an early christmas present for my entire family. my three-year-old son is excited that his daddy is coming home. >> reporter: darren jr. knows h
Dec 23, 2011 7:00pm EST
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